Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Seeing Stars

I'm really not good at blog post titles.

Today's card is a CASE of Mel Sharp's Bright & Beautiful card.  I changed the color scheme and the sentiment.

I stamped the biggest star on the Night of Navy cardstock, along with my sentiment, then embossed them in white.  I stamped the second biggest star in Night of Navy, then stamped the second biggest star again on Night of Navy cardstock and embossed it in white.  The top star is popped up with dimensionals, and the center is a blue pearl.

If I could change one thing, it would be the middle star - I wish I had Navy Blue embossing powder, I don't like the stamped image in the middle of the embossed images.  I had to re-ink my ink pad as well, because it was turning out too light.  I'm also not sure of the blue pearl in the middle.

  • Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
  • Stamps: SU!  Bright & Beautiful, PTI Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
  • Accessories: White embossing powder, dimensionals, heat tool, Queen & Co Brilliant Blue pearls.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Today's card is based on Cristina Kowalczyk's "Holiday Wishes Card" in Papercrafts "Holiday Cards & More" Volume 7.

I cut out the square with a square Nestability, turned it over and used glue dots to hold the ribbon strips (trying to get them straight), then glued the DSP on the back and used a glue dot to hold the ribbon on top.


  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps: MFT Cheerful Christmas Greetings
  • Accessories: SU! Silver Ribbon, Square Nestabilities, Glue Dots

Monday, October 20, 2014

Painful (I mean, Wondrous) Wreath

The stamp set is Wondrous Wreath....but at first I didn't think it was so wondrous!  It took me five or six tries to figure out how to get a good stamped image.   On the plus side, this was the first time I had used the photopolymer stamps, and I did like them.

Today's card was CASE'd from Teneale William's Creation Station {Wondrous Wreath}.  I changed the orientation of the card, the colors, and the sentiment.  The wreath on the outside was popped up with dimensionals, and the garland on the inside was made by cutting a wreath in half.



  • Paper: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
  • Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red
  • Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, PTI Peaceful Poinsettia (sentiments)
  • Accessories: Wondrous Wreath dies, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snowflakes and Holly

I'm making good progress on my Christmas cards.  I'm still picking back issues of Holiday Cards & More and selecting a card from there to CASE. 

The first card is a CASE of Cristina Kowalczyk's "Merry Little Christmas" card, from Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6, p. 29. 

You can't really tell from the image, but the berries have crystal effects on them.  The card is not as dark in person.

  • Paper: PTI Vintage Cream
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamps: Naturally Merry (Flourishes)
  • Accessories: Copics (leaves - YG63, YG67, BG99; berries - R39, R89; stem - E37); Crystal Effects
The next card is a CASE of Amy Wanford's "Wishing You Poinsettia" card in Holiday Cards & More Vol. 8, p.72.  The card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, with 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 layers; the 4 3/4" layer is popped up with dimensionals.

  • Paper: Night of Navy
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamps: Festive Flurries, PTI Snowflake Flurries (sentiment)
  • Accessories: SU! White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Powder Pal
3 down, ten million more to go.  I have to say that making cards is very interesting when you have a six month old kitten who wants to investigate everything....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Poinsettia Christmas

I have been thinking that I need to get started on my Christmas cards lately, so I have been spending my time looking at pictures of cards on Pinterest, Google, Splitcoaststampers, etc...but just looking at cards isn't doing me any good, so I pulled out a magazine and forced myself to create one tonight.

This is the first Christmas card I've made for 2014; it's based on Cristina Martinez Diez's "Elegant Poinsettia Card" in Papercrafts Holiday Cards & More, Volume 9. The only thing I'm not totally happy with is the sentiment, but it works. 

  • Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
  • Ink: Real Red, Versamark
  • Stamps: PTI Year of Flowers: Poinsettia; PTI Season's Greetings
  • Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun